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Cossina

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectiones: Cossina - Bombycina

Cossina is the name for both a section and subsection of Ditrysian insects in order containing both butterflies and moths having a dorsal heart vessel. The section named cossina contains 2 subsections: one also named cossina (containing mostly smaller moths) having pupae with dorsal spines; and subsection Bombycina (containing generally larger sized moths and butterflies) having spineless pupae[1].

Sources

* Capinera, John, editor (2008), Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd ed., Springer Verlag, New York.


References

1. ^ page 664 of Capinera

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